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Differences between Java versions (J2SE5 and J6)

 
Campbell Ritchie
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Anybody know where on the Sun website (or elsewhere) there is information about new features of Java 6? I have finally got round to downloading J6, and would like to use it, but don't know what the updates are, and can't find an easy way to access them on the Sun website search facility.

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Jim Yingst
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http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/index.html
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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it's not even released yet...
personally I'm not excited, tons of crud added just to please the marketing division (who needs a complete webserver and SOAP server inside the standard API for example?).
 
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Thank you very much.
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Since I posted this thread, I received an e-mail from Deitels, the publishers, with their Java 6 resource centre on. Link here, if anybody is interested.

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Campbell Ritchie
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tons of crud added just to please the marketing division (who needs a complete webserver and SOAP server inside the standard API for example?).


You don't have to use any of the new features if you don't want to.

And I presume the SOAP server was added because users requested it.
 
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From what I understand some of the big improvements are to speed things up on start up and speed up swing and AWT. Another big development is the support of other languages. I'm pretty excited about it.

Check http://weblogs.java.net/blog/kgh/archive/TK.2006.pdf for some more information about Mustang
 
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I'm pretty excited about it.
Thank you, Mr Martinson. I shall take some time inthe not too distant future to look through the resources people have helpfully sent me.
 
Pavel Kubal
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:

You don't have to use any of the new features if you don't want to.


But you have to download them :-/

I wish there was customizable installation application. For instance, you don't need everything to install, but when you need something just tick checkbox and pres "download". :-) Maybe unreal.
 
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